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Friday, July 24, 2015

You Find All Sorts Of Containers At The Thrift Stores. Here We've Got A Couple Of Coffee Cups, A Small Planter And A Very Interesting Christmas Tree Stand. Status: Collected.

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You like me?  Always finding plastic bags with stuff wrapped in newspaper in 'em?  It's the curse of the avid thriftbreaker.  "Thriftbreak"? you ask?  Yeah, it's apparently a hashtag used on twitter by those of us who scour the thrifts, fleas, estate sales and antique malls to show off or call for help in IDing items.

Monday, July 20, 2015

I've Been Wanting To Find One Of These Chaise Lounges For Some Time Now. They Are Incredibly Comfortable And Although Some May Balk At Black And Chrome, Quite A Stylish Statement Piece. Status: Available.

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It's not a real LeCorbusier LC4, of course.  I'm not that lucky...and if it was the real deal I wouldn't be parting with it!  Still, it's got style for miles and is so so comfy.  Don't believe?  Drop by the Antique Mall Of Creve Coeur and try it out!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Like Many Others Out There, The Walt Disney World Polynesian Village Mug Is What Got My Motor Started In The Tiki Collecting World. My Mom Gave Me One Years Ago And I Was Off To The (Tiki Bar) Races. Status: Available.

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Disney, the Fifties, Tiki...it all comes together in these fabulous frosted glass mugs.  Oddly enough, they also sport the theater comedy and tragedy faces in Tiki guise.  Having never been to the Polynesian Village I cannot say that the faces don't have anything to do with Tiki, but I still find it questionable.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

It's Been A Little While Since We've Taken A Look At The Booth Down At The Green Shag Market. A Lot Of Stuff Moved While We Were On Vacation So I Had To Restock. Status: All Waiting For You!

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Is that a Maison Jansen rocking chair?  Why yes it is!  And it's been freshly re-upholstered in black suede.  Black and chrome...classic!  Stop by and take it for a spin...or...rock, or whatever.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Yes Yes, I Realize It's Been About A Month...But Half Of That Was My Being Trapped On A Deserted Island (St. Thomas USVI - Our 2015 Vacation). Here's A Cool Lamp And A Neat Glass Head From Recent Thriftbreak Excursions! Status: Soon To Be Available.

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Yeah, after a couple of weeks off (believe me...there is NOTHING vintage modern to talk about on St. Thomas Island) it has been tough getting back on the horse. That and Flickr has messed with it's interface again, making it tougher to post from a phone.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Another Before And After! This Time It's A Clean-up Tip. Ever Had Bar Keepers Friend Recommended To Clean Knife Marks Off Your China? Guess What, It Works! Status: Skepticism Fail.

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Years ago I found a pair of yellow Fiesta dinner plates at the thrift store with utensil marks all over them.  Some kind soul recommended that I try Bar Keepers Friend to clean them up and I passed, choosing instead to use 0000 steel wool, baking soda and a lot of elbow grease to achieve the same result.  Today, I eat crow.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

EVERYTHING Has Been A Little Dry Lately. Craigslist, Thriftstores...Even The Goings On At The Antique Malls, But Finally A Little Life Giving Rain Falls At The Flea Market! Salterini, Salem Biscayne And A Danish Modern Valet. Status: Available (Salterini Already Gone!).

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It's been ages seems like since I've had such a nice haul from any of the local flea markets.  Belleville has shone me no love, the new St. Louis Swap Meet hasn't quite found it's footing (but is still quite enjoyable!) and I think we've just been getting to Wentzville to late.  But finally, Booty!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

If You Follow My Twitter Feed You May Have Already Gotten A Little Glimpse Of This Domino Mobler Danish Modern Desk. I Haven't Picked Up Much Lately And Bringing This Home A Couple Of Days Ago Was A Nice Prize. Status: Gone

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My buddy Jeff had one of these desks a while back.  Actually, he showed it to me the day we first kinda met.  I was buying a couple of Herman Miller sofas from him and, like me, he has lots of other stuff sitting around.  A desk just like this was one of them.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Before And After Project Time! I Picked Up This Rather Beat Down Hairpin Leg Coffee Table / Bench At A Recent Estate Sale And Just Knew It Could Be Saved. Status: Done AND Available.

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Yeah, this sucker was rough!  I found it in the garage / shop at an estate sale a few weeks back buried under paint cans and whatnot.  For the price I figured, if nothing else I could save the hairpin legs...but I decided to try to recycle the whole shebang as is.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Haven't Been To The Green Shag Market In A Little While? There's Lots Of New Vendors And Amazing Treasures To Be Perused And Taken Home. I Dropped By Saturday And Took Tons Of Pics. Status: Ready And Waiting!

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Wow!  There's so much good stuff down at The Green Shag right now!  If you've not been there in a little while you might not recognize the joint!  New vendors are everywhere and lots of new items abound.  So much that I ended up taking more than 30 pics!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What A Pleasant Weekend (For The Most Part...There Was Some Rain) For The Flea Markets! We Managed To Hit TWO Last Sunday. There Is A New One In Town: The St. Louis Swap Meet. Status: Meh...So Far.

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It's not much loot, but (sadly) it's better than what I found up North at the Olmsted County Gold Rush Antique Market And Flea!  But this all came from 2 fleas here at home.  The Wentzville and the new St. Louis Swap Meet.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Girlfriend And I Picked Up This Great Jens Risom Compact Desk With Return Two Weeks Ago. It's Been Waiting In The Back Of Frank (The Focus Wagon) Until Now To Make It's Debut! Status: Gone.

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It's not in perfect condition, but it's the real deal.  And most of the Jens Risom desks that I've come across have been HUGE.  This one's just about the perfect size for someone to use at home.

Monday, May 4, 2015

If You Check My Twitter Feed You May Have Already Seen This Fine Pair Of Retro Armchairs. If Not, Check Out The Video Inside! Status: Gone.

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I picked up a nice pair of vintage '50s vinyl and chrome armchairs last weekend and although it took me over a week to post them, I've already got them down at the booth in The Green Shag Market.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What Can I Say, I've Been Lazy. But I'm Still Posting! I Mean, Just Look! Some Smalls I've Picked Up, The Best Of Which Would Be A Fantastic Set Of Norman Bleckner Bookends. Status: Available.

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Some of this lot has been sitting around here for a lil bit and some of it just recently found its way into the fray.  The candle holder and platter are fairly recent finds but the bookends have been sitting in a small paper bag since last Halloween!